I joined the Stroke Research group in October 2021 as a PhD student supervised by Professor Hugh Markus and Dr Daniel Tozer. My research focuses on the relationship between brain inflammation, blood-brain-barrier permeability and cognition in cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). More specifically, the research aims to investigate whether brain inflammation and blood-brain-barrier permeability at baseline predict cognitive impairment and future dementia risk in patients with SVD over four years. I will also look into whether locations of lesions, white matter hyperintensities and normal-appearing white matter predict cognitive decline in SVD patients at a 4-year follow-up.
The wealth of MRI and PET data collected by the research group opens up many avenues of research. I will be analysing these data using advanced imaging analysis techniques including tractography and network analysis, in tandem with the longitudinal cognition data, to answer my research questions.
My other research interests include neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation (particularly in stroke) and connectomics.
2021 – present: PhD candidate in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge
2020 – 2021: MSc Clinical Neuroscience, University College London
2017 – 2020: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London